Home in the French Woods of Yogan, Emily, and Baby Orso

The works of our good friend Yogan have appeared in our last three building books. Right now I’m working on the story of his latest mobile home for our book Rolling Homes, and I ran across this photo of his present home in the woods.

This guy is prolific! See previous posts on his work, including his visit to California a few years back: www.lloydkahn.com/?s=yogan

His blog: yogan.over-blog.com

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Home in the French Woods of Yogan, Emily, and Baby Orso

  1. Beautiful Home. Thank you.

    here’s one from UK, another case of Official dom totally nutters.
    Local council has decided she must tear down her self built log cabin, even though they
    gave official approval and it was built specific to plans she had approved.

    Their abuse should be criminal.


    Woman, 66, is ordered to demolish her £59k log cabin eco-home where she has lived for seven years after council ruled it was too big and breached planning permission

    The mother-of-three spent £59,000 of her life savings constructing the cabin from natural materials and applied for planning permission at the time in order to do so.

    She was told she did not require permission as there was already a mobile home on the site in the quaint hamlet.

    ‘I was given this formal legal document dated January 23, 2014 that said ‘application not required’.

    ‘I built it exactly the same as it looks in the plans I submitted in 2013. It is absolutely identical.

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